[extropy-chat] gmail invitee thanks you

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 01:13:40 UTC 2004

I'm using mine as a knowledge base; an online store of everything
interesting that I want to remember. It works for this because it's
web based (with an eminently usable front end and a half decent search
engine :-) ), it's got huge capacity for web based email, and it's not
attached to a workplace; rather, it's provided by a pretty big ompany
that's unlikely to go away any time soon. The only worisome aspect is
that it is in beta, so could be pulled.

FWIW, I hardly ever use it for shipping attachments around, I find
it's pretty crap at this (fairly small ceiling on attachments, not
sure what that is), and I don't want to fill my quota. As it is, I
pour high volume mailing lists into it and never delete anything, so I
hope the 1 gig limit is grown over time :-)

I know some people get stressed about google having all their private
email, but really, "private email"? What an oxymoron!


On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 17:06:25 -0700 (PDT), Adrian Tymes
<wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> --- "Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc."
> <megao at sasktel.net> wrote:
> > Thanks immensely for the invite.
> > I've been loading a mobile office platform on gmail
> > and redoing my website and
> > blog in tandem.  Saves lugging a briefcase of
> > documents  I might or might not
> > need and saves getting a laptop for the road.
> This is why I turned down the invite I got: I've
> already got an email service that does this.  And
> should that prove non-viable, I've got my own Web
> server on which I can host whatever documents I want
> for as long as I want, and anyone who knows the URL
> can get 'em (which can be a good thing, so long as
> one treats this as no more secure than a password: it
> leaks or it doesn't, depending on who knows it and how
> it's transmitted and stored).
> Although...might it not also work to store the docs
> on a USB keychain hard drive?  They seem to have More
> Than Enough capacity for this application these days.
> (I've seen ones offered with 2 GB, smaller than a
> mid-sized swiss army knife.)
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